ARU graduates are reaping the benefits – new survey

Published: 17 June 2024 at 12:30

ARU Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin leads the way in the East of England for graduates in paid employment

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has more graduates from its undergraduate courses in paid employment than any other university in the East of England, according to new data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)*, as well as more graduates employed as managers, directors or senior officials than any other university in the region.
 
The Graduate Outcomes survey is the biggest UK annual social survey, and captures the perspectives and current status of recent graduates. All graduates who completed a course are asked to take part in the survey around 15 months after they leave university.
 
The most recent data focuses on students who graduated from their courses in English universities in 2021/22, and the survey aims to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development.
 
The survey shows that ARU has the highest number of graduates going into paid employment in the region, and is in the top 10% in the country for the number of graduates going into paid employment or doing work and further study.
 
ARU is ranked fifth in the country and first in the East of England for the number of UK undergraduates employed as managers, directors or senior officials, and ranked second in the country and first in the East of England for the number of full-time graduates working in human health and social work roles.
 
ARU also has the second highest number of Business and Management graduates in the country in paid employment 15 months after graduating.
 
Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said:

“We work extremely closely with employers, including industry and NHS Trusts, to ensure that our students are well-prepared for the world of work after they graduate.
 
“These results are extremely encouraging and show that ARU is producing bright, capable and well-prepared graduates who are making a significant contribution to the workforce in this region and beyond.”


Further information is available here https://www.aru.ac.uk/student-life/support-and-facilities/careers-and-employability/graduate-outcomes-survey


*Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey. Country refers to mainstream HEIs in England, excluding specialist institutions and those with fewer than 500 students. Contains HESA Data © HESA 2024 (www.hesa.ac.uk).